The quality of the soil in Acquaviva delle Fonti, well-drained and aerated, deep, rich in potassium, moderately loose-packed and tending towards muddiness, gives the local red onions characteristics for which they have been renowned since the 19th century. Known for its sweetness, this variety is recognizable by its flattened shape. As wide as a hand’s breadth, the onions weigh around 500 grams each. The onions’ color is somewhere between carmine red and violet, gradually lightening towards the middle until it becomes completely white. During the local fair celebrating the onions, they can be sampled in “rustici”, focaccias stuffed with red onions and ricotta forte.
Harvested from July to August.
The Presidium was founded to promote the Acquaviva onion nationally, so that it can command a fairer price that fully reflects the producers’ hard work.
Acquaviva delle Fonti Municipality, Bari Province
Presidium supported by
Union Camere Puglia, Puglia Regional Department of Food and Agricultural Resources
La Vera Cipolla di Acquaviva
Via Maselli Campagna, 156
Acquaviva delle Fonti (Ba)
Tel. +39 080 7810977-339 19366517
The association brings together farmers Fabrizio Cornacchia, Vito Capozzo, Giacomo Palmirotta, Giacomo Colapietro, Anna Iannone, Riccardo Francesco Loovecchio, Giovanni Valentino, Vito Giuseppe Fraccascia and Fabio Bruno.